"A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government."
"In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself." ~James Madison
"Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can." ~Samuel Adams